While trees provide countless benefits to humans, communities, and wildlife, they can also be destructive, causing significant damage during or after a storm. Damage from trees during storms is of particular importance to Vermonters, as the state is prone to wind and ice storms. Arming ourselves with the know-how to prepare, assess, and respond efficiently is key to mitigating and reducing damage.
Planning, Responding, and Regreening-- A Community Guide to Natural Disaster Relief "This handbook should be used by municipal leaders, public works directors, urban forest managers, and state urban forestry coordinators. It provides a ready reference of up-to-date procedures in planning for and responding to natural disasters. It leads the way in regreening the community."
Trees and Ice Storms: The Development of Ice Storm-Resistant Urban Tree Populations "Susceptibility ratings of species commonly planted in urban areas are presented for use in developing and maintaining healthy urban tree populations. This document includes information on what causes ice storms."
Storm Media Kit This resouce shares communication tools for use after an event.